Fundraising Events

Fundraising Events

Unique Events Designed to Empower Our Mission

Each year Kara presents our annual spring fundraiser. From sit-down galas to afternoon receptions with live music, auctions, raffles, and celebrated authors, our events are both inspiring and fun and most importantly raise funds to deliver our grief support services.

2022 Fundraiser - Celebrating 45 Years of Care

Featuring Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

Held on Saturday April 30th, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto

Dr. Kalanithi is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and an advocate for culture change around healthcare value. She is the widow of Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir When Breath Becomes Air, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and translated into more than 40 languages, and for which she wrote the epilogue. A graduate of the Yale School of Medicine, the University of California-San Francisco’s Internal Medicine Residency and a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center, Dr. Kalanithi is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society and an honoree of Mass General Cancer Center’s “the one hundred” and Stanford’s Medical Staff Awards. She has implemented novel healthcare delivery models in primary care, hospitals and health systems, and she serves on leadership boards for TEDMED, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and the American College of Physicians. She has appeared on stage at TEDMED, on NPR, PBS Newshour, and Yahoo News with Katie Couric, and in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Elle and The New York Times. Her award-winning podcast, Gravity, explores narratives of suffering.


45th Anniversary Celebration

A special thanks to Dr. Kalanithi for her thoughtful presentation which can be viewed above. Thank you for everyone who participated in our 45th fundraiser to support our bereavement services for the community. Over $200,000 was given in support of Kara's crucial mission!

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit Kara is eligible to accept bequests. Please consider including Kara in your will or trust. Our federal identification number is 94-2431483. Contact us at 650-321-5272.